Never let it be said that liberals are willing to let any grass grow under their feet when it comes to trying to raise energy taxes on the public. Just consider these comments issued within 12 hours of the crushing defeat of the proposed carbon tax, Initiative 732, which passed only in King and San Juan counties.
“‘We’re back to the status quo,’ said David Giuliani, a co-founder of the Washington Business Alliance and supporter of the initiative. ‘Except that people want something done about carbon so something’s ultimately going to get done about carbon.’”
And the State Labor Council used its daily clip service to push this:
“The decisive loss of I-732 demonstrates that without a broad coalition in support, the fossil fuel industry can easily defeat climate efforts. That’s why the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is bringing a policy to the legislature in January that will effectively and fairly reduce carbon pollution, and attract the broad support needed to overcome opposition from the fossil fuel industry.”
That’s right, after the last couple of years of listening to Jay Inslee and his environmental buddies demand that we take action on raising energy taxes – and then having the voters say “NO” by a huge margin – the liberals have listened.
And are preparing to be back at the Democrat legislative table in January, demanding we raise energy taxes.